Students uncover history's mysteries as they explore the New-York Historical Society's collections and exhibitions in our interactive field trips. Through examination of objects, artwork, images, maps and documents in the museum galleries, students deepen their understanding of New York’s and America’s past. Our inquiry-driven programs expand vocabulary and develop critical thinking skills.
All field trips are led by a highly qualified New-York Historical Society Educator or Teaching Artist. Classes can have up to 30 students and must have one chaperone for every ten students. Museum field trips are ninety minutes and cost $75 per class. Lunch facilities are not available in the museum, but classes are encouraged to enjoy their lunch across the street in Central Park. Choose from our menu of programs listed below, all of which are aligned and support the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies and New York State Learning Standards for Social Studies and the Arts. To register, visit www.nyhseducationdb.org.
Grades K-2 - Students learn the fundementals of a museum visit, from museum etiquette to understanding the different jobs people have within the museum community. Programs also include Learning History Through Paintings, New York: Then and Now, and Objects Tell Stories.
Grades 3-5 - Learn all about New York's history with these programs, which align with New York's Common Core State Standards. Programs include Life in New Amsterdam, The American Revolution in New-York, The Erie Canal, Immigration, The Underground Railroad, and more.
Grades 6-8 - Experience hands-on learning with these programs that examine how New York shaped America, from Slavery in New York to Nueva York (available in Spanish and English).
Grades 9-12 - Students explore the New-York Historical Society’s vast and varied collections through interactive programs and learn to think critically about New York’s and America’s past. Using authentic touch objects and replicas of images, maps, and documents, our inquiry driven programs allow students to experience hands-on history as they practice the skills necessary for the New York State Regents Examinations.